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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off Topic but Did you guys see the movie MacHeads or Welcome To Macintosh? Both are very good movies for any Mac Lover. MacHeads is available on iTunes.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did either of you guy's ever notice a slight flickering on your eMacs? I searched around about it but all I seem to come up with is the raster problem which I don't think is this problem. It is so slight that I could go on using it this way forever, but it just seems like the refresh rate needs to go higher. In the display prefs it won't let me set it any higher than 80hz.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Not really. Never.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, my eMac was always set to 1024x768 and that seemed to be the best res for that display.

Now that my eyes are used to working on LCD displays, CRTs do appear to flicker more than I ever noticed before. Could that be what you're seeing?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a, e, i, o, u

So the next generation eMac/iMac will be oMac?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
No, my eMac was always set to 1024x768 and that seemed to be the best res for that display.

Now that my eyes are used to working on LCD displays, CRTs do appear to flicker more than I ever noticed before. Could that be what you're seeing?


That might be the problem then because I tried to set it at 1280X1024 and it flickered even worse so then I drop it to 11??X???? and it was much better. I will drop it to 1024X768 and see how that does. As bad as my eye sight is getting I probably need it at that resolution anyway. Just trying to hang on to that youthful eye sight as long as I can. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that did the trick, 1024X768 is the optimal res for this eMac. Curious though, why they would offer higher resolutions in the monitor prefs that you basically can't use. Oh well, some things are better left not understood. Now to find a 512mb ram chip for it. Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caulktel wrote:
Well that did the trick, 1024X768 is the optimal res for this eMac. Curious though, why they would offer higher resolutions in the monitor prefs that you basically can't use. Oh well, some things are better left not understood. Now to find a 512mb ram chip for it. Thanks for your help.

Keep your eyes open for the VGA adapter that allows you to output the eMac's screen picture to an external monitor -- http://store.apple.com/us/product/M8639G/A . It's supposed to mirror the display and is great for making use of that old 15" LCD screen that you have in the attic. However, there are some clever software hacks out there that allow you to override that and do the 'extended desktop' thing.

(If you're really brave, you can even over-clock the processor -- but you've got to be very good at soldering... http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html )

And when you're looking for more memory, the eMac likes branded modules rather than no-name chips; it cost me a lot of time, effort and a big argument with a computer store owner to learn that lesson.... Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

especially No "High Density" ram!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dino1956 wrote:
especially No "High Density" ram!

Uhhh, yeah. Sorry for pointing you to that "bargain" Dino.... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You remembered? Yea that's OK Johnny. No problems! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's just say that when it comes to buying memory modules, I've f***ed up so often that I now just phone up the nice man at Crucial... Rolling Eyes Wink
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Memory is a tough one. So many different variables & types.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are really making me nervous here, i just bought a stick of ram today for the eMac. I haven't installed it yet because I have a pinched nerve in my lower back and don't think I can turn it over to install the new ram. I hope it works okay but if it doesn't I can return to the place I bought it from. If the ram works I'm going to start on the hard drive upgrade which looks kind of complicated. This was supposed to be a project to do in my spare time, but I can't seem to think of anything else to do but work on it, so it will probably be done in a few days. Thanks Johnny for those links, especially the one to the upgrade site, I downloaded the take it apart PDF file which should come in handy.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PC100 or PC133 SD Ram should be fine! Name Brand is always nice.
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